After 11 years working on the delivery and project management side of things Libby joined BI WORLDWIDE 18 months ago to work as a Design Manager. She has worked on various projects, including incentive travel, conferences and press launches.
C&IT recently published its fourth A List, covering the top 35 events professionals aged 35 and under. The List was unveiled at The Corinthia Hotel, London, at an event attended by more than 100 event planners. The A Listers, described by C&IT as 'the events industry's leaders in waiting' is a group of events industry professionals under the age of 35 who have already made a significant impact.
David Battley, Director of Events here at BI WORLDWIDE, explains: “Libby’s creativity, flair and production experience has complemented the design team brilliantly. She has added a new dimension to the team.”
So, why events?
For Libby it’s the ever changing aspect of the industry, with new and exciting destinations to uncover. In particular, she loves shows and live events and all the production elements. At the end of a good day Libby has the buzz of knowing that she has given the client an exciting, and once in a lifetime experience.
From previous blogs, Libby adores Asia! And in particular, Hong Kong and Thailand. The diversity of the continent with its fusion of modern day and traditional keeps Libby wanting to go back. Libby would love to have worked on a political state visit, or The Royal Wedding: “With it’s heritage and the global reach, it was something of which we should be so proud”. However, she does feel extremely privileged to be working on an Olympic project in London over a few days this summer, something that Libby describes as a once in a lifetime career opportunity.
Does Libby share any similarities with an A List celebrity? You could say that the chance to stay in world class hotels and the opportunity to go to glamorous places because of work are two of them. She does lead a busy and hectic life at times, and she has rubbed shoulders with a few celebrities on occasion, including Lulu, Michael McIntyre, Katie Tunstall and Andrea Bocelli. If Libby had all the time and money in the world, she would be on a luxury yacht in the Indian Ocean right now (with hired help and champagne of course!), with no watch and the company of her son and her husband.
It doesn’t get much more celebrity A List than that!